Tramadol Abuse

What is Tramadol: All About Tramadol Abuse

Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used to treat mild to extreme pain in adults. Tramadol is most popular in comparison to similar drugs. It is considered a safer alternative to drugs like hydrocodone and methadone. Despite it being milder than various opioids, it is classified as a Schedule IV substance. Taking it for recreational use is dangerous as well as against the law. As other drugs in its classification, it has the probability for misuse and addiction. Tramadol abuse is likely as well. When taken at higher does than prescribed it gives the user a euphoric feeling comparable to oxycodone. Tramadol street names are "chill pills", "Ultra," or "trammies."

Tramadol Abuse

People who abuse tramadol for extended intervals of time, acquire a psychological addiction and overpowering desire to use tramadol to deal with life's daily routines. Persons that become psychologically addicted to tramadol, also begin to suffer from anxiety if they do not take it; causing users to engage in behaviors that have them shopping around for different doctors (doctor shopping), and forging prescriptions so that they can keep a steady supply for their use. Tramadol abuse causes them to become tolerant to this drug so they find themselves needing to keep increasing their doses and the regularity of use to sustain their wanted effects. This causes the user to be placed at a high risk for overdosing on tramadol. Symptoms that can occur with an accidental overdose are:

  • Decreased pupil size
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of consciousness

Tramadol abuse can be dangerous, if tramadol is taken for a long period in high doses it will soon lead to a physical dependency. Once deciding to stop using it they user can experience hazardous and horrible withdrawal symptoms.

Tramadol Recreational Abuse

Individuals using Tramadol find different ways to abuse the drug to enhance the high. Tramadol recreational abuse methods of which they are taken can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Tramadol is a drug that needs to be taken orally in actuality, when used other than orally, it can be dangerous and gives the user less of a high. Tramadol should not be used with marijuana or alcohol; this may cause severe risks to your health.

Tramadol Addiction Symptoms

The main Tramadol addiction symptom is generally when the drugs' use is stopped. Not being able to stop taking it and craving the drug is your best sign of the addiction to the tramadol. An obsessive, irrepressible craving and looking for more is your best gauge that you are addicted to tramadol.

There are various indications of tramadol addiction symptoms; they can be physical, emotional or behavioral.

Physical signs of addiction to tramadol:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Disinterest in appearance
  • Changes in appetite
  • Incoherent
  • Impaired coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Unexplained accidents or injuries

Behavioral signs of addiction to tramadol:

  • Being silent
  • Becoming withdrawn
  • Decrease in motivation
  • Frequent arguing
  • Fighting
  • Illegal activities
  • Low performance at school or work
  • Increased time alone
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Change in friends, hobbies, hanging out
  • Mood swings
  • Change in personality and attitude
  • Unusual need for more money
  • Multiple doctor visits

If you or a loved one is suffering form the ramifications of Tramadol abuse give us a call at 1-843-410-4190 where someone will be more than happy to assist you. Addiction is not an easy thing to admit. Yes, it can be a long road to recovery but once you begin, you can get your life back, it's never too late. We can help you find treatment centers. Don't wait.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4398-5239/tramadol-oral/tramadol-oral/details#uses

 

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